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Apprentice gives outstanding performance at Arts Centre

11th February 2011 <b>Apprentice</b> gives outstanding performance at Arts Centre

Business Administration apprentice Tom Keegan has put in an impressive performance at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, earning the praise of manager John Carter and paving the way for future apprenticeships at the Centre.

20-year-old Tom began his apprenticeship at Square Chapel in October, where he spends four days a week working and learning as well as spending one day a week studying at Calderdale College.

The apprenticeship is the first of its kind for Square Chapel and is the result of a partnership between the Centre and Calderdale Training, the Employer Responsive arm of Calderdale College.

Square Chapel is a thriving and unique venue, attracting over 30,000 people per year and presenting the best in theatre, music, dance, children and family shows, musicals, lectures, the Halifax Festival, workshops and community events.

“Right from our initial enquiry, the whole process has worked really well for us and I would certainly recommend it to other employers”, said John Carter. “This is a very unique place to work; we are a very close team. We were supported throughout the interview process, which enabled us to shortlist potential candidates and find Tom, the most suitable person, someone who would fit in well and who would be able to understand our ethos and how we work.”

“I really enjoy coming to work here”, said Tom. “The people are really friendly, easy to get on with and have really creative minds. My confidence has increased and I now feel like I have both the communication and the practical skills I need to develop my career.”

For further information about apprenticeships, visit the Work Based Learning area of the website or contact Tony Tighe on 01422 399325.

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